My journey started 5 years ago when I went to my OBGYN thinking i was pregnant and walked out diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and infertility issues. A year later, after trying to get pregant naturally and failing, we were referred to a infertility specialist. Then came the testing; the bloodwork, the HSG's, the ultrasounds, the hormone pills. They told me it would be a difficult, challenging process due to my diagnosis. I don't know if my stubborness comes naturally or if it is gentic but I have done difficult,overcome challenging and never put can't in my vocabulary. So I wasn't about to start. I would just come up with a plan, execute it and reach my goal ( or so I thought.) Then came the PCOS books, gluten free diets, scrutnizing everything that went into my body, working out, trying to gain weight for a healthy BMI, I was going to have a baby if I just did.every thing.right. Fast forward 3 years and thousands of dollars later, there were more hormone pills for him, and schedules to follow and procedures. By this time I am coming up with rediculous scenarios from keeping myself from giving up. For example, once we have a house I will get pregnant. We bought a house after renting for 7 years...still no baby. At year 4, I decided that if I was never going to have a baby I needed something to pour my love into, so we got puppies to take my heart and mind off of my baby blues.This year while I was trying to figure out how I was going to be okay with never having a child, we had a visit with my infertility specialist who shed some light into thee darkness that infertility had thrown me into. She said that there was still a chance that we could have a baby but it probably wouldn't be naturally. Our only option at this point is to do invitrofertilization. With my hope renewed we started the process. Again, more bloodwork, more HSGs, more ultrasounds. With each doctor's visit the blackness seemed to lift. She said that I am young enough still, I have a beautiful cavity and more than enough folicles to have a baby (you need 11. I have 19 on one side 21 on the other) and all these things combined would make for a highly successful procedure. The only drawback... invitrofertilization is not covered by insurance. UVM Fletcher Allen Hospital offers a global package that would cover everything else but it come at a heavy price tag. At this point, we find ourselves 7,000 short of fufilling the financial obligation. I would do just about anything to become pregnant and be a mom, thus why I am here, asking for help.
I want to make sure that I did everything I can before I give up on on my dream of having a child, becoming a mother and adding to our family a reality. If you can relate to our story, want to donate to our situation or just want to share our journey we would be forever grateful.
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